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Fundamentals of Ceramics : Materials Science and Engineering (Paperback) - Michel W. Barsoum

Fundamentals of Ceramics

Materials Science and Engineering (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 1st March 2003
ISBN: 9780750309028
Number Of Pages: 603

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Updated and improved, this revised edition of Michel Barsoum's classic text Fundamentals of Ceramics presents readers with an exceptionally clear and comprehensive introduction to ceramic science. Barsoum offers introductory coverage of ceramics, their structures, and properties, with a distinct emphasis on solid state physics and chemistry. Key equations are derived from first principles to ensure a thorough understanding of the concepts involved.
The book divides naturally into two parts. Chapters 1 to 9 consider bonding in ceramics and their resultant physical structures, and the electrical, thermal, and other properties that are dependent on bonding type. The second part (Chapters 11 to 16) deals with those factors that are determined by microstructure, such as fracture and fatigue, and thermal, dielectric, magnetic, and optical properties. Linking the two sections is Chapter 10, which describes sintering, grain growth, and the development of microstructure.
Fundamentals of Ceramics is ideally suited to senior undergraduate and graduate students of materials science and engineering and related subjects.

Industry Reviews

"We have been using this text for our juniors ever since its first publication. While the focus of the text is ceramics, the treatment of the kinetics of materials process is highly understandable and easily applied to other materials systems. It is an excellent introduction to mass transport and phase transformations in materials."
-Lisa C. Klein, Rutgers University

"Updated and improved, this revised edition present readers with an exceptionally clear and comprehensive introduction to ceramic science."
-Materials World, February 2003

Preface to Second Printing
Preface to First Printing
Introductionp. 1
Bonding in Ceramicsp. 13
Structure of Ceramicsp. 52
Effect of Chemical Forces on Physical Propertiesp. 88
Thermodynamic and Kinetic Considerationsp. 110
Defects in Ceramicsp. 137
Diffusion and Electrical Conductivityp. 175
Phase Equilibriap. 242
Formation, Structure, and Properties of Glassesp. 265
Sintering and Grain Growthp. 302
Mechanical Properties: Fast Fracturep. 356
Creep, Subcritical Crack Growth, and Fatiguep. 400
Thermal Propertiesp. 442
Dielectric Propertiesp. 465
Magnetic and Nonlinear Dielectric Propertiesp. 507
Optical Propertiesp. 553
Indexp. 589
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ISBN: 9780750309028
ISBN-10: 0750309024
Series: Materials Science and Engineering (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 603
Published: 1st March 2003
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.14 x 15.6  x 3.25
Weight (kg): 0.88
Edition Number: 1